Microsoft is adding auto HTTPS redirecting support to its Edge browser

Microsoft has always been upgrading its features to protect the browsing experience of its customers. Since Microsoft has updated its Edge version to 92, a lot of new features have been developing. Few months back, Microsoft stated that Edge 92 will going to receive default HTTPS domain. Since then, it was under developing phase and now it is available for testing.

In Edge version 92, Microsoft is all set to introduce automated HTTPS functionalities but currently the automated feature is in testing mode. Microsoft Edge 92 will automatically direct users to webpage from HTTP to HTTPS. According to a Microsoft’s blog post, whenever a user opens Edge 92 app, the new functionality will take them to the website.

When the websites were opened through HTTP, hacker was able to alter the page material or either divert the user to any unexpected destination. HTTPS offer more secure connection that prevents hackers to access the page material. That is why, majority of the websites have enabled HTTPS and safe browsing experience. This may destroy the game of hackers and offer protected browsing. However, there are several websites that haven’t updated to HTTPS. Through such websites, attackers have find a small way to control the content.

Ideally, some technically skilled users are using browser plug-in to redirect the internet usage through HTTPS that potentially secures data. Although, people who are using Microsoft Edge 92 version are unlikely to require such enhancements as this version itself directs the user to HTTPS when browsing.

The effectiveness of this functionality made it clear that this update is alone enough for Microsoft Edge instead of some of the pointless updates that have been added recently. Addition of HTTPS browsing makes Microsoft users satisfied in many ways. There is no need to worry about hackers hacking data. It will keep the information safe and secure.

If anyone wants to try out automated HTTPS in Edge, Canary of Dev build is required to do so. Some people did not find it automated, it can be tested manually. It can become activated by simply going to edge://flags/#edge-automatic-https. After that, restart the browser and search for setting options then go to privacy. Select the feature secure browsing with HTTPS and try out the latest update.

Technically, more priority is given HTTPS than to HTTP in terms of browsing. Users privacy is more important hence HTTPS connections made sure that every page processing is safe and secure from hackers. This update has helped Microsoft Edge 92 even more useful.

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